By Sandi Austin

This wasn’t your typical college spring break spent on sandy beaches in exotic places. A group of young people from the University of Rhode Island Service Corps devoted their time and talents to helping others with several projects during their Alternative Spring Break.

Jacob Malo, one of the service corps members, stopped by the HoL office with a special gift after the group spent last week working on Habitat for Humanity projects in Longmont and other projects in surrounding Denver areas. During that time, they camped out in our church, and were grateful to have found a facility as nice as ours.

When they first knew they were coming to Colorado for their break, Jacob said, “we were thinking snowpants, boots and gloves” but, instead, they got to experience some of Colorado’s amazing “winter” weather during their stay.

They were scheduled to fly back home on Friday, March 13, but were first going to use their free day in Estes Park and on the 16th Street Mall in Denver before departing.

According to Jacob, their experience here has been amazing and they are grateful for the opportunity to meet so many caring, friendly people while here at the church and out and about in our Colorado communities.

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